"On Wednesday, Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad said that India would keep an 'open mind" in negotiations in the deal.
During his visit to the country past year, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook had said India was the next big market for the company.
On Jan. 25, the departments of industry, information technology and electronics, and finance will meet Apple executives to consider the conditions set out by the firm in India, government officials said.
Apple has sought tax concessions and several other exemptions before starting the production of iPhones in the country.
Apple's commitment towards the Indian market was reaffirmed when rumours of the Cupertino-based tech giant manufacturing in Bengaluru surfaced online.
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Later in the day, while speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, the minister said that programs like Digital India, Make in India, Skill India, Start up India, Stand up India and Smart Cities were created to fulfil a larger vision of making India a "technologically empowered society".
A total of 42 mobile manufacturing companies have set up their plants in India in the past two-years, and Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra and Telangana are emerging as a major hub for electronics manufacturing companies said Prasad.
"We will very much like Apple to come and have a base in India", the minister said. Bending the rules for them will effect in value addition. Another official said that rules can't be made for individual companies, it can be made only for industries.Minister of Trade, Nirmala Sitharaman said that if rules are going to be changed for Apple it will be changed for all the manufacturing units and not just them.
But Apple's demands are unprecedented. Apple had asked for a number of concessions, including a 15-year import duty on iPhone components, manufacturing equipment and consumables.
"For trusted traders inspections need to be less intrusive - this means less boxes opened", Apple wrote.